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Salt Lake City Council Member Darin Mano Tests Positive for COVID-19; Self-Isolates Urges City residents to heed precautions for social-distancing and avoiding non-essential travel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2020

Contact:
Dan Weist
Salt Lake City Council
Director of Communications
937 305-8891

Salt Lake City Council Member Darin Mano announced today that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and is quarantining himself at home.

Mano believes he could have been exposed to the virus during a trip to Washington, D.C., March 6-11, which included meeting with elected officials and others. Five other City Council Members were on the trip to the Nation’s Capital, have reached out to health officials and are taking precautions and following guidance from federal, state and local health authorities.

“No one expects to be affected by a health emergency like this, especially if you are typically a very healthy person,” Mano said. “I’m hopeful for a quick and full recovery and wish the same for everyone else with the virus.”

“It’s critical that all District 5 and Salt Lake City residents treat this threat very seriously and follow guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19,” Mano continued. “By rigorously isolating ourselves and limiting contact with others, we can slow the spread of the virus, help ensure scarce medical supplies and treatment get to those who need them most, and prepare for rebuilding our lives and community once the threat has passed.”

City Council Meetings to be held virtually

Challenged by the twin impacts of COVID-19 situation and this week’s 5.7-magnitude earthquake and numerous aftershocks, the City Council will hold meetings virtually until further notice, using audio- and video-conferencing technologies.

Tuesday’s Council meeting will include updates on the crises and budget requests to address their impacts. Several previously scheduled public hearings will also be held; members of the public are encouraged to participate and share comments via email and online chats. Agendas and instructions for viewing and participating in meetings can be found at slc.gov/council.

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